Cystic Fibrosis Patients Who Changed Medicine Forever
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 888 , Segment 1
Episode: Cystic Fibrosis Patients Who Changed Medicine Forever
- Feb 25, 2021 7:00 pm
- 36:50 mins
Joey O’Donnell's underwent intensive treatment for his cystic fibrosis, up to four hours a day. Even as a young child, Joey advocated for himself and other victims in the press, and his family carried on his legacy after his death at age 12. In the fight to find a cure, campaigns established their own patient care centers and research institutes—and most importantly, easily connected patients to the researchers—to hasten innovations in treatment. Guest: Bijal Trivedi, freelance journalist and author of "Breath from Salt: A Deadly Genetic Disease, a New Era in Science, and the Patients and Families Who Changed Medicine Forever"